Foxen Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
Julia’s Vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Maria Bench and is one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Santa Barbara Valley. We have been sourcing a small amount of Pommard Clone fruit from this vineyard since 1996. Our Julia’s displays subtle notes of spice and sweet leather to complement its cherry flavors and velvety texture.
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine EnthusiastFresh cranberry and black raspberry show on the nose of this bottling that also offers black-pepper sauce, savory soy and a touch of iodine. There's a tarry tension to the palate, but with tart dark cranberry and richer dark cherry flavors as well, mixing up the savory smoke with dense fruit.
Wine AdvocateRipe black cherries, strawberries, forest floor and lots of spice emerge from the 2014 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard, which is medium-bodied, nicely textured, fresh and elegant. There's a kick of tannin, yet ripe and polished. Give bottles a year or two and drink through 2024.
Wine SpectatorSmooth-textured, with a toasty oak edge to the ripe plum and wild berry notes, turning to black tea and mocha flavors, clean and tidy. Drink now. 372 cases made.